Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

Why We Make Our Own Drivers

Wall'O'Fame
"Serenity Cinema", now with 40% extra Serenity!
Updated as requested.
Who's Online
3 registered (Serenity_Now, CV, Lampshade), 132 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
12712 Members
11 Forums
22686 Topics
400525 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17696
pmbuko 16225
SirQuack 13311
CV 11062
MarkSJohnson 10681
Meanwhile On Facebook

8| Don't miss Andrew Welker's post on our message boards about the new subwoofer...

󾓲 The April Newsletter is out! Did you get your copy? http://www.axiomaudio.co...

Double-take! :O How well do you know our line? First one to spot the surprise...

Page 5 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#333578 - 01/05/11 06:46 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: audiosavant]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8135
Loc: Tacoma
So, I guess "quality" just isn't as popular as it used to be, then?

grin Totally just messing with you.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#333581 - 01/05/11 07:38 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: tomtuttle]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17696
Loc: NoVA
The Monkees.

The Beegees.

Whitesnake.

'nuff said.
_________________________
I didn't do it, no one saw me, you can't prove anything.

Top
#333582 - 01/05/11 07:42 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 6961
Loc: Canada
I can't believe I misse this thread the first time 'round. Some comments, starting with the most important first:
1.
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'm going to bookmark this and re-read it again later, when I've had more coffee/nog/beer!

Do you mix that in a blender with crushed ice or layer it like one of those fancy shooters?

2. Bethoven was called a long haired deliquent when he hit the scene. I think Peter has it right.

3. There are two things that happened in the early 50s that did lead to a special era in music though. First, black music, a vibrant, sexy, creative scene was introduced to white America at a time when the (white) music industry was as 'managed' and bland as it is today. Second, a whole generation of boomers started getting their teen allowance at a time when there was not much to spend it on (no i-Stuff © or designer clothes) other than a coke. Call it the dot-music age, but there was a LOT of money going into the industry and that led to a lot of artistic freedom. All the controlling execs were too busy shoveling money into their coffers to have time to manage their artists.
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#333583 - 01/05/11 08:13 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: fredk]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5651
Loc: Some random location
In-a-god-a-da-vida baby.

Top
#333600 - 01/06/11 12:11 AM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: audiosavant]
CV Online   confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11062
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Originally Posted By: audiosavant
That's sad, because the economy of scale is shrinking for these potentially great artist to really become truly great and make a decent living in this hostile environment.


Great artists are great artists whether or not they're embraced by the general public. Success ruins more artists than anything, so I'm not sure we should bemoan them not being put on a pedestal. Which brings up another point. May I suggest that it's just music, that there's nothing sacred about any of it? If you're finding beautiful depth that sets your soul on fire, that's great. I suppose I'm looking for entertainment more than art. There's always overlap of the two, but when it comes down to it, I'll choose the stuff that entertains me. So maybe I'm part of the problem.
_________________________
SuperGrand UltraDeluxe (Plus Extra More)

Top
#333616 - 01/06/11 09:27 AM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: CV]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10681
Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: CV
So maybe I'm part of the problem.


Yes.


Yes you are. grin
_________________________
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

Top
#333619 - 01/06/11 09:48 AM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
grunt Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
Originally Posted By: CV

Success ruins more artists than anything.

That’s the truth. Especially groups as egos get involved.
_________________________
3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1

Top
#333649 - 01/06/11 12:27 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: grunt]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3822
Loc: Up yonder
Originally Posted By: grunt
Originally Posted By: CV

Success ruins more artists than anything.

That’s the truth. Especially groups as egos get involved.


That’s one reason I have always, and always will enjoy AC/DC. Whether or not anyone likes their music, they have not let the “market” influence their sound.

There was a time I liked country (Hank JR, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Don Williams era). If there is any genre that has been capitalized and destroyed by the market, it’s got to be country.

Are most definitely is open to individual interpretation. I fancy myself as someone who is open to new ideas and opinions and I enjoy art in general. I was recently wandering around San Francisco in the rain and decided to visit the museum of modern art to get out of the rain for a spell. I had a very difficult time appreciating the majority of “art” on display. I had to draw the line on what constitutes art at a display that was nothing more than three pieces of canvas hanging on the wall, painted white. But, some folks appeared to think it was “art” as they were just sitting there, intently staring at it as if they were trying to find the meaning of the work as if it was something profound.
_________________________


Top
#333662 - 01/06/11 01:41 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8135
Loc: Tacoma
Great discussion.

But, now I'm confused.

Which of these are the problem?

- great art isn't being made
- great entertainment isn't being made
- great art/entertainment isn't making it to the market
- great art/entertainment isn't popular

And - besides those of us who still prefer "our music" from earlier times, can you demonstrate that the human condition is any worse off as a result of the perceived creative valley?

I'm struck that there is a VERY large "market" now, thanks to teh interwebz. It is easier than ever to become conversant with more music of more styles. 30-40 years ago, I never would have encountered some of the artists that bring me joy now.

So, perhaps what we're talking about is lack of a critical mass (or public judgement) as to the excellence of particular artists or movements?

Dunno. Gonna go count ones and zeroes now.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#333664 - 01/06/11 01:48 PM Re: The Day The Music Died Or Why New Music Sucks! [Re: tomtuttle]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5651
Loc: Some random location
I used to pick out which albums/artists I wanted to buy by judging what the album cover looked like.

No internet, no good music stores, artists not on the radio, etc.

Top
Page 5 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.